Albert Speer

1905 - 1981

Albert Speer

Albert Speer (; German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] (listen); March 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981) served as the Minister of Armaments and War Production in Nazi Germany during most of World War II. A close ally of Adolf Hitler, he was convicted at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years in prison. An architect by training, Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party, and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Speer has received more than 4,215,208 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Albert Speer ranks 10 out of 361Before him are Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Vitruvius, Filippo Brunelleschi, Imhotep, Andrea Palladio, and Donato Bramante. After him are Alvar Aalto, Leon Battista Alberti, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

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Among people born in 1905, Albert Speer ranks 4Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Howard Hughes, and Ayn Rand. After him are Christian Dior, Simo Häyhä, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Henry Fonda, Dag Hammarskjöld, Greta Garbo, and Carl David Anderson. Among people deceased in 1981, Albert Speer ranks 4Before him are Bob Marley, Anwar Sadat, and Jacques Lacan. After him are Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, Hans Adolf Krebs, William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, and Hideki Yukawa.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 84 out of 3,763Before him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893). After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Willy Brandt (1913), Theodor Mommsen (1817), Peter III of Russia (1728), and Helmut Kohl (1930).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 1After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Peter Behrens (1868), Frei Otto (1925), Peter Parler (1330), Arno Breker (1900), Leo von Klenze (1784), Hans Scharoun (1893), Carl Ludvig Engel (1778), and Gottfried Böhm (1920).

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